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What is a Dab Container

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Dab containers, also known as wax containers, concentrate containers, dab jars, etc, are the most efficient way to store shatter, crumble and whatever else.  Without the proper storage means, concentrates will get stuck to surfaces and it can be difficult to remove without possibly losing pieces or ending up with a sticky mess. Crumble and more malleable variants of concentrate are easily stuck to surfaces of plastic and paper.

Dab containers are normally small non-stick pieces made of either silicone or glass, and can also come in a variety of sizes and designs to conveniently store wax. These handy vape accessories are used by anyone who is regularly dabbing and already know that waxy build-ups can plague incorrect storage space.  Some popular designs have different compartments for different strains, and they can even come in a variety of colors.  With so many options, how can you choose your ideal dab container?

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Cool Dab Containers

There are so many different shapes, sizes, and colors that are sure to match your tastes. Finding the perfect container for you can seem like a daunting task, but it really comes down to your personal preferences.  With a variety of unique functions and styles to choose from, you can show off your custom containers with all of your friends. Some of the most popular options for containers include:

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1. Silicone

This is more about the material than actual look.  Silicone is non-stick so naturally the average container, and certainly some of the best containers are all silicone. 

These dabbing tools are great due to their portability, non-stick nature, and customizable colors. One of the most versatile options, silicone containers can come in small pouches to big jars or hexagons and are all virtually non-destructible due to the rubbery material. These useful containers can also come with multi-slot designs - such as very popular octagon containers - that can hold multiple wax strains separated from each other, efficiently and neatly. It is important to consider how much wax you will be storing and what type and size will suit your needs best.

2. Flat Dab Container

Flat containers are smaller variants that are basically mini and most importantly, thin boxes for wax storage. They normally come in silicone, but can be found in other materials as well. While they are great for portability and travel, they may not be large or functional enough to act as the house container for different strains. This flat style of dab bag is sleek and very customizable when it comes to color and style, and these are favorites for the dab nomads.

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3. Lego Containers

A type of multi-slot container with some similarities to the flat options we discussed, the lego dabber containers are usually silicone and quite possibly the most useful and functional style of wax container available today. With a rectangular design, these containers main feature is the “lego” style design and indentations made for storing multiple types of wax in a compact and efficient system. These are a very trendy and customizable option, as they come in a variety of different choices to help you show off your unique dabbing tools. 

4. Multi-Slot

The most diversely available option as far as storage options, the multi-slot containers are a fan favorite. The main feature, as the name implies, is the multi-slotted design that allows for simple storage of multiple different flavor wax. There are a ton of different options and styles for multi-slot containers ranging from the previously mentioned lego design to more intricately designed stacks and shapes. Youcan find multiple styles, colors, and shapes at virtually any retailer or online store as they are one of the most commonly used dab tools due to their functionality and ease of use. 

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5. Glass Dab Container

A very stylish and fancy item, glass dab containers can be found in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. They can be fashioned into multi-slot containers and even smaller pouches, and while they can be fragile, the owners of this style of container love them for their versatility and unique aesthetic value.  Due to the breakability, having a home glass dab container can give you a sturdy and personalized accessory that will be the envy of your friends. 

6. Yocan Evolve Plus

This is a vape pen, but read on.  One of the most creative and convenient options, the Yocan Evolve Plus is an example of modern wax vaping technology because you can not only vape wax, you can even store your favorite concentrates. This vape pen features a silicone dab container screwed onto the end of the pen, allowing for an all-in-one package for the discreet vaper.

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How to Choose a Dab Container

In order to find the ideal dab accessory, it is important to first think about a few things:

1.  How much wax you consume

2.  How many strains you keep on hand at a time

3.  Is portability a concern?

Smaller, more durable options such as silicone multi-slots are more suited for the heavy dabbers that like to take their concentrate on the go, while more fancy and fragile glass containers may be a staple of your home dab corner. Using multiple slots helps to keep your flavors separated and organized.  Based on your habits, you can decide which size, shape, and material will suit your needs.

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How to use a Dab Container

A very simple accessory, dabber containers are easily utilized. Simply transfer the wax from the any inferior container it came in with a dabber tool.  For jars with multiple slots, you can easily divert your different flavors to the different spots, and some people even label their containers with markers to better keep track of their inventory. Getting non-stick material such as silicone can be a big time and hassle saver as well. 

Dab Tools & Wax Containers

The dabber tool is the essential complement to the wax container, a complementary dab accessory that is necessary to get some dabbing done.  The dabber handles the wax from container to domeless nail so that nothing is wasted and the fingers remain sticky-free.

Just as with containers, there are a multitude of dabbers that come in quartz, ceramic, and glass that you can use to handle the wax.  Each of these tools material works well with non stick surfaces such as silicone, but be sure to use the correct type of tool with the correct type of wax. For shatter variants, more pointed tip tools are recommended, and for crumble and more malleable variants, we recommend ballpoint tools.  

Dabbing with a Wax Container

Normally, dabs are taken using the generic dab rig, domeless nail and tool. But some cool dabbing products such as the nectar collector have hit the scene, and you can now dab straight from your container without the need for a separate accessory!

At first glance, the nectar collector looks like a probing device from an alien spaceship. The glass or silicone body is shaped like a syringe and usually features an embedded percolator, that can be used as a filtration device when water is applied. Once it is assembled, the nail tip of the piece is heated and submerged in wax directly -- providing unparalleled speed and efficiency for dabs. Nectar collectors are perfect for on the go, as well as for providing easy and stylish dabs!

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How to Clean Dab Container

Typically, dab containers do not need a lot of cleaning or maintenance, especially for the non-stick silicone pieces. Over time wax residue may become stuck and begin to coat the edges of the container. This residue is easily scraped off, and can also be thoroughly cleaned with rubbing alcohol and salt similarly to how rigs are cleaned. Most members of the community scrape off the residue and collect for later use as well.

Where to buy dab containers

Dab containers are sold in smoking accessory and vape shops across the country. Your local head shop will have some choices, but chances are that the choices will be limited to a few designs. Thankfully for us all, the internet exists and offers any type of container that you could think of. Online head shops offer great deals and you can find any style, shape, or make of dab container conveniently and easily. Online shopping also provides the added bonus of free shipping, promo codes, and the comfort of shopping from your couch! 

This dabbing tool is a widely used accessories that can help to more easily compartmentalize your wax storage and organize it more efficiently. With many different colors and styles to choose from at nyvapeshop.com, you can find the perfect dab container that fits your needs and personality.